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Parent Resources and Links

Resources For Early Closings, Delayed Openings, School Closings:

To find if the school district has closed due to inclement weather for
--early closings
--delayed openings
--school closings
--Check local radio and t.v. stations and/or Visit



GED Preparation Classes for Adults 21 and over available at Catskill Community Center

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Call 518-943-9434 for enrollment information.

    • Students must have access to a computer for a minimum of 6 hours per week

    • Students must have at least a 9.0 reading level

Resources for Common Core

  1. Common Core Myths and Facts

  2. Click here to read: The Common Core is a Change for the Better.
  3. Toolkit for Parent Engagement available on EngageNY at *
  4. Common Core Shifts for Students and Parents *These practical guides (In English and Spanish) provide steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core.
  5. What Do Parents Need to Know? * A series published by Education Northwest to keep regional stakeholders informed about the Common Core initiative.
  6. Parents’ Guide to Student Success* The Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in response to the Common Core Standards*. The National PTA® created the guides in English and Spanish for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
  7. Common Core for Families * A website maintained by the New York City Department of Education that provides Common Core resources in several languages.
  8. A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Standards * A helpful article on that provides an explanation of the Common Core for parents.
  9. New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards* The New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics include all of the national Common Core State Standards, in addition to the New York-recommended additions approved by the Board of Regents on January 10, 2011. New York State also added Prekindergarten standards.
  10. Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards - Mathematics *These roadmaps from the Council of the Great City Schools provide guidance to parents about what their child will learn in mathematics and how they can help support their child's learning in grades K-8.
  11. P-12 Common Core Parent Brochure*
  12. Five Strategies to Help Beginning ELLs Meet the Common Core by Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ph.D.

Common Core Assessment Video Series

  1. Video- for Parents and Families about the Common Core Assessments* (Video for about the Common Core Standards and the upcoming Grade 3-8 state assessments in English Language Arts and Math )
  2. Video- What Should Parents Know About the New Common Core Assessments? *
  3. Video How Do the Common Core Assessments Fit into our Children's Education?*